Everyone wants their engagement to be a memory that they can look back fondly on. Part of this is ensuring that the proposal is the perfect fit for the person that we’re proposing to, but what if your partner is a foodie? Here, engagement ring specialists Angelic Diamonds have compiled a list of the best ways to pop the question to someone who loves their food as much as they love you!
Cupcakes are the cutest way to pop the question if your partner is a cake lover. First, if you’re making them yourself for extra brownie points, they’re simpler to make than one big cake and easier to decorate. Once you’ve decided on the flavour and design of cupcakes, then you can start thinking about how you’re going to pop the big question. The big moment can be nerve-wracking, instead you could let the cakes do the talking with a letter on each cupcake that spells those magical words, “Will you marry me?”. Or, add one extra special decoration to the icing in the form of a sparkling engagement ring. We wouldn’t recommend hiding the ring inside the cake, a choking hazard is known to be a mood kill.
Alternatively, perhaps you could consider a doughnut-based proposal? Present your loved one with a tray of donuts and in the centre of their favourite one, sit the diamond ring. Just do-nut forget your important line…
For the foodie in your life with expensive taste, you can’t go wrong with proposing over a traditional restaurant meal. Keep the ring hidden in your jacket pocket and let the restaurant know about your plans — you’ll probably get an extra special service and maybe even a free dessert…
There are a few different ways to propose in a restaurant. If they’re guaranteed to order dessert, you could ask the chef to write out the big question in a sauce on the side. Or, you could go for the cliché and hide the engagement ring in the dessert — just make sure they find it with a spoon before it reaches their lips. Another romantic idea could be your very own food tour. Make reservations in a few restaurants that have meaning — your first date, first kiss or first time you said, “I love you”. Unless they’re (really) big eaters, you probably just want to have a small dish in each venue. Pop the question in the most romantic spot and hear your resounding yes!
For couples who love to stay in and get cosy with a takeaway and a movie, a pizza proposal could be the perfect option. It will be more of a surprise for them too! Your proposal will probably depend on the type of takeaway cuisine that your other half enjoys but we do have a few ideas. If you’re both a fan of Chinese food, a homemade fortune cookie could be a well-themed proposal. Follow the steps for making your own fortune cookie, complete with your personalised message that asks your loved one to be yours forever.
Craft your own
Many food lovers who love to bake believe that their baked goods are better than all the rest. These are the type who love to take photos of their homecooked food and take it into the office for everyone to enjoy. If this sounds strangely like the person that your proposing to, you might want to propose to them when they’re in their happy place — baking in the kitchen. Once the tears and hugs are over, they can return to bake some celebratory goodies!
If your other half prefers spending time outdoors, a romantic picnic could be perfect for you. Start by going on your favourite walk, perhaps it has some special meaning for you both. Then, lay a picnic blanket down at your chosen spot and enjoy a picnic for two. If you’re feeling prepared and super romantic, you could go to this spot earlier in the day and decorate the area with fairy lights and their much-loved flowers.
Once you’ve eaten the amazing food you’ve prepared (or bought from the supermarket) ask your partner if they’ll take your hand before popping a bottle of bubbly and enjoying the rest of the day together. In the summer months, plan this date for an evening under a clear sky where you can propose under the stars!